Joint Workshop

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce that the joint workshop aiming at bridging the gap between academia and industry, co-organized by BYEFOULING and SEAFRONT EU funded projects, both challenging a wide spectrum of aspects related to marine fouling, will be held on Friday, 24 June 2016 under the auspices of the 18th ICMCF in Toulon, France.
The forthcoming ICMCF will provide an outstanding program and a stimulating environment that will highlight the cutting edge knowhow in understanding biofouling and corrosion in the marine environment. The uniqueness of the joint workshop is well reflected by its theme: “Bridging the gap between academia and industry – A collaborative enterprise”.
Academia and industry have been fruitfully collaborating together in the field of biofouling, aiming at pushing the boundaries and creating powerful team capable of driving innovation and economic growth and revenue. While moving forward, there needs to establish an open dialog and partnership between industry and academia, also taking into account relevant IP issues, that in order to understand and address pressing problems of the 21st century and securing a healthy and sustainable marine environment.
The half day long workshop will address pressing topics related to biofouling, including the need to bridge the gap between academia and industry, reasons behind the gap, give-and-take in collaboration between academia and industry, examples for collaboration, avenues for the future, the EU lessons and beyond.
The program will include plenary lecture, oral presentations, a round table discussion and poster-presentations. We are confident that this workshop will prove highly attractive, and that Toulon, the meeting’s locality, with its splendid atmosphere will provide a perfect ambience.

Prof. Yehuda BENAYAHU (Tel Aviv University) & Dr. Arie BROUWER (Dutch Polymer Institute)

Joint workshop program:   Click here.

Instructions for poster session and elevator pitches by poster presenters: Click here.